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The Question Thread 2.0!!

Have a question about a setting spray, foundation, concealer color, or an eyeshadow palette?? Look no further than here! Post your questions here about anything and everything makeup, skin, and hair related. Our community is great about helping out gals and guys in need of an answer. Don't be shy - ask away Smiley Happy.

 

skincare 101 thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Skincare-Aware/Skincare-101-Discussions-Questions-and-All/m-p/27192...

Makeup 101 thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Makeup-Is-Life/Makeup-101-Discussion-Questions-and-All/m-p/2784774

The Hair thread - https://community.sephora.com/t5/Best-Hair-Ever/THE-HAIR-THREAD/m-p/2768486#M6666

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I've had this problem too! I wonder if it's something with the plastic? The pressure of using the spoolie shouldn't cause the plastic to crack and crumble like that. I need a spoolie for my brows, so I had to purchase a brush with one. Hopefully, the resolve the defect soon.

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That happened to mine as well, the spoolie  just randomly broke off one day 

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You're right @nycmle. It happened to me a couple of times where the connection of the spoolie to the pencil literally just crumbled. However, the last one I bought hasn't had this issue, so I'm hoping it was just a bad batch or that they resolved the problem. Keeping my fingers crossed anyway!

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Can anyone recommend a bronzer for a very pale skin with a cool olive leaning undertone? I am just getting in to bronzers but I can't seem to get the shade right. 

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@blueviolet21  This is just a thought, but when I tried Burberry's Dark Earthy blush, I thought about what a good bronzer it would make.

@blueviolet21 Sorry the lighting isn't great, hotel bathr...

@blueviolet21 Sorry the lighting isn't great, hotel bathrooms aren't good for pictures. But since I have my bronzer with me, I did some swatches. Bottom swatch is with a light hand, top swatch is with a heavier hand.

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That is lovely and so helpful, thank you so much @Kay522! It looks perfect Smiley Happy Hope you're having a good trip wherever you are Smiley Happy

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I have very fair skin, though with neutral to cool undertones. My holy grail bronzer is Cover FX Bronzer in Sunkissed. It's a matte bronzer, and I feel like I've never had an issue with it looking too dark or orangey, or like I have dirt on my face even if I go in with a heavier hand.

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Thank you so much @Kay522, I was actually super curious about that one! But for whatever reason they don't carry that product in my local store and it was hard to find swatches online. I will feel much better now about possibly ordering sight unseen Smiley Happy

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IMO I wouldn't recommend Benefit Hoola because it's like straight up orange.

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@blueviolet21 Benefit Hoola is a good bronzer for fair to light skin tones. I also like Chocolate Soleil which is Too Faced.  

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@blueviolet21 If you're looking for all over bronzey glow, you may also want to check out The Body Shop's  Honey Bronze Shimmer Waves in Bronze.  I use this every day in the summer and I ❤️ It so much!  

 

You can use the colors as eyeshadows, highlighters or blush individually, but I swirl them all together and apply them as an all over bronzer (tip of nose, forehead, chin, tops of cheeks) with a fluffy brush.

 

Plus - It appears to be 50% off on The Body Shop!

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@blueviolet21 Oh, in that case definitely go for Too Faced over Hoola. Hoola is a bit cooler and works well for contouring, while Too Faced will give you the warmth you need without looking orange. 

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For bronzer! I'd use something taupe-y if I were contouring. Honestly I'm too lazy for contouring most of the time. It sounds like I should check out Hoola then. Thanks for the rec @Tamara76 @alexasteph

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@blueviolet21. I second @alexasteph's recommendation of Hoola - They also make a Hoola Lite now.

 

Question:  Are you using it for contouring or for overall bronzing? 

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You can try Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Light. The swatch might not impress you but once it fuses with your skin, it's truly magic.

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I've recently purchased two water-based foundations and I seem to keep having the same problem with both of them. They slip and slide everywhere. It's like they never set, even with powder on top. If anything touches my face it leaves clear gouges in the foundation (or the foundation disappears completely). I also cannot get them to stay on my nose for the life of me. Am I doing something wrong? Or do water-foundations just not get along with my skin? -__-

 

P.S. I typically put a water-based primer underneath, or nothing at all (just my usual moisturizer and sunscreen).

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@ElleElleG I try to let me sunscreen sink in for about 10 to 15 minutes before applying anything else. I'll have to see if I've got a mattifying primer sample to try, I've got dry skin so the majority of my products are hydrating/moisturizing. Maybe that's the issue? I guess I will need to play around with them a bit more. Smiley Sad

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Thanks for the tip @ElleElleG! I'm not busy today so I'll give that a try and see if it makes any difference. Smiley Happy

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@Asche do you have a translucent setting powder?  Give this a try: sunscreen --> primer --> set your primer with a light dusting of the translucent powder.  Let it set for several minutes then try applying your foundation on top.  

 

Not sure how much time you have when you get ready/if this is something you would want to do each time you wear this foundation though.

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@Asche I wonder if the water-based primer is fighting with the water-based foundations?